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We regret to say that at this time our upcoming concerts featuring Jack De Keyzer and his band from Toronto on Thursday, Apr 23 and Friday, April 24 and Alabama Mike on June 12 and 13 have been postponed until further notice. The entertainment committee has been working hard booking the 2020 season with some great performances, but we have to wait and see how things play out with the COVID-19 situation before we can fully commit to going ahead with any more shows. We might be looking into doing some live streaming online, So check back here for any updates. In the mean time, please check out this video from our last presentation: The Kootenay Women's Blues Revue. Video by Keith Holuboff.
The National Arts Centre has funding for artists to produce a live online performance. Here is the link to apply: https://nac-cna.ca/en/series/canadaperforms
Here is a link from a live stream blues show that took place on May 30/2020 from Greasland Studio's in San Jose, California with Alabama Mike and The Greaseland Allstars. This is a great, uplifting show, very well put together. Not to mention a band of dynamite blues cats. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=5&v=aPY9Zu_rly0&feature=emb_logo
One of the worlds finest guitarist's, Charlie Baty passed away on March 6th at 66. He was born in Alabama and had lived for sometime in California where, in 1976, he founded Little Charlie and The Nightcats with harmonica player and vocalist Rick Estrin. The jump band was popular on the urban blues circuit.
In a long and successful career as a blues and jazz guitarist, he had recorded 14 albums, played with Muddy Waters, Gregg Allman, Boz Scaggs, Robert Cray, Albert Collins and Los Lobos, and on a 1987 tour, his band opened for bluesman John Lee Hooker in large, sold-out venues in Chicago and Kansas City. He’d toured every state, most of Europe, Australia, Canada, South America and even Russia and Turkey.
Little Charlie had traveled to the Kootenay's with Mark Hummel and The Golden State/Lone Star Revue two years age and was scheduled to return here in June to do a show with Alabama Mike.
Enjoy the video of Little Charlie and The Nightcats doing "I'll Take You Back".